Eligibility and Application Process

Eligibility and Requirements

Residency training in Preventive Medicine has undergone significant nationwide changes the in last few years. As a result, the Meharry program now offers a 24-month training program to qualified applicants who meet the following criteria:

Applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited PGY 1 clinical year of training prior to July 1 of the year in which they matriculate into the program.

Completed applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) between September 1 and October 31 of the year prior to entry. Interviews are scheduled by invitation only and are tentatively planned for November. Selected candidates are contacted directly and positions are not currently offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Selected candidates are expected to complete 24 months of combined continuity clinic, academic, and practicum rotations at Meharry. During this time, the selected candidate is enrolled in Meharry's Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) program (even if he/she has an equivalent degree).

To apply, please submit:

  • ERAS or Universal Application for Residency, including a Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae, including a valid e-mail address
  • Copy of undergraduate transcript
  • Official graduate degree transcript (if applicable)
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (if applicable)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Official United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) transcript or score reports from all attempts—passing scores on Steps 1 and 2 required
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Global Resident Competency Rating Form—must be submitted directly from program director under which clinical training was completed
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from previous program director(s)
  • Two Additional letters of recommendation
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency


Application Process

Applications are accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) or directly (via fax and mail only, see information below).

Preventive Medicine Residency Training Program
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

Telephone: 615.327.6782
Fax: 615.327.6131

Interviews are by invitation only.

If you have further questions regarding our program, we would be happy to send a brochure further detailing the program.

You may also contact:
Mary Martin-Cohen
Program Coordinator